CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - “It’s about time.” That’s what members of the LGBTQ community in Cape Girardeau are saying about the first-ever pride fest being planned next month.
The festival is planned for May 4, and the woman behind it says she hopes this event will bring the community closer.
“We decided that its really time for Cape Girardeau to get on board we have a big enough community and enough community support,” said Amber Moyers, president of Cape Pride Inc.
Moyers said the first pride festival being planned in her city will be an event everyone can enjoy.
“It shows all these young people, older people and people who have been afraid for so long to come out and be themselves,” Moyers said.
The event will include musical performances, aerial acrobat, raffles, vendors , games, and more.
“Around the playground is where the family-type activities are going to be our face painting booth or story time area and activities for the kids up there,”she said.
Barb Frolker, manager at Mississippi Mutts, said her business will join in the event.
“You should not judge people, you should not everybody is the same and to show your support for anyone is always a good thing," Frolker said.
Mississippi Mutts will have a booth set up with bandannas and special cookies.
"To show the rainbow colors and everybody should have a heart,” she said.
Moyers said it’s been a long-time coming for an event like this .
“This is so very important because this community has come so far, so very far in not a lot of time,” she said.
The festival is free, but they are accepting donations . It will kick off at noon to 8:00 p.m. on May 4 at the Capaha Park Bandshell.